If you're an undergraduate at UCSD interested in joining the LCNL, contact one of our lab managers.
- Three quarter commitment is essential to be enrolled in class
- Ten hours a week working in lab which includes:
- 8 hours per week working on your individual lab project
- 1 hour per week doing your chore
- 1 hour per week in your individual meeting with Tracy
- Each student will be expected to work independently (although we will guide you through every step of your project and are always available for help or questions).
- In turn, we trust that you put 100% effort into your project and make sure you understand what you are doing before you do it. (IF WE ARE NOT BEING CLEAR ON ANYTHING TELL US!)
- This course requires a major time commitment. If you are unable or questioning your ability to make this commitment DO NOT ENROLL for this class.
- BACK UP EVERYTHING!!
- Lab binders containing information pertinent to your study never leave the lab. If you need to work at home, make copies to take with you
- Do not use the last ANYTHING (paper, pens, disks, subject forms, etc) -- especially if it says "original, to make copies from". Tell the lab manager when you notice we are running low on supplies.
- Answer the phone in a professional manner by saying "language and cognition lab" -- patients will be calling us, be courteous and patient.
- Check the answering machine if the light is blinking and take messages as necessary... it could be your subject calling to cancel!
- Check for messages on the white board and in your mailboxes when you come into the lab.
- Turn off lights, lock up (put on the clam) the lab, and take out the trash if you are the last one to leave.
- If something is taped down, leave it that way!
- Clean up after yourselves and don't leave things out.
- Let your lab manager know about any broken/malfunctioning equipment so it is repaired promptly.
- Individual Lab Project
- Recruiting/Running Subjects
- Storing data
- Backing up data
- Updating data files
- Updating subject questionnaire records
- Keeping organized
- Swinney, D., Onifer, W., Prather, P., and Hirshkowitz, M. (1979). Semantic facilitiation across sensory modalities in the processing of individual words and sentences. Memory and Cognition, 7(3), 54-178. Download.
- Nicol, J. and Swinney, D. (1989). The role of structure in co reference assignment during sentence comprehension. Journal of Psycholinguistics Research: Special Issue on Sentence Processing, 18 (1), 5-24. Download.